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On Land and At Sea in Cancun and the Riviera Maya

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Whether you are a water enthusiast, or a "landlubber," there are many adventures for the whole family, to be found in Cancun and on the Riviera Maya. There are Maya ruins, mysterious cenotes and tangled jungles to explore. Zip-lining, jet-packing over the water, getting your scuba certification and swimming with gentle whale sharks are just some of the other adventures available to you. For golfers, championship courses beckon, while spa-goers will find a host of tranquil venues to visit.
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Km 14.7, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Driving your own tiny speed boat will leave you exhilarated and breathless. Most travelers come to Cancun for its pristine beaches, but just across the narrow strip of land known as the hotel zone is an enormous lagoon. Zipping across the water in...
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Carretera Cancún Aeropuerto km 7.5, Campestre, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
At Exotic Rides on the south side of Cancun, Lamborghinis, Ferraris, and Lotuses await the touch of your fingers on the wheel and the pressure of your foot on the accelerator. With prices starting at just $99 US, you can race through the turns on...
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Boulevard Kukulcan km 12.5, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
If sitting on the beach is too boring or if you just need a shot of adrenaline, Cancun outfitters and resorts offer plenty of water sports lessons and equipment. There are the usual suspects: surfing, kiteboarding, and parasailing, as well as...
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Bloulevard Kukulcan, Boulevard Kukulcan Km. 6.5 Zona Hotelera, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Q.R., Mexico
Unless you have a tough time finding your sea legs, chartering a private sailboat can be a romantic and memorable experience while you're visiting Cancun. A number of companies offer catamarans, yachts, and sailboats for private excursions; sunset...
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Km 5,, Blvd. Kukulcan, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
If you're already SCUBA-certified, you're in luck; Cancun has plenty of outfitters ready to rent equipment to you and your partner so you can explore the deep blue sea together. If you're not certified, many Cancun operators offer basic,...
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Downtown, Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Nearly skimming the water, I feel we are about to land and forget we have wheels and not pontoons. We race along just above the clear, sea-glass blue. I can see the reef just beneath the surface and the rush of speed seems all the greater for the...
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Riviera Maya, Quintana Roo, Mexico
I'm standing in the crows nest on board the Melissa, a 38 ft Beltram fishing boat. A light rain washes the morning and a rainbow appears. From down below I hear the familiar, "Fish on!" and I long to run down and watch the battle between Mahi and...
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From May to September, one of the most exciting activities throughout the area, is swimming with whale sharks. Measuring up to 40 ft. and weighing up to 15 tons, they are drawn to these waters to feed on plankton, providing an opportunity for...
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Playa Xcalacoco Frac 7, Riviera Maya, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
The Viceroy Riviera Maya is a 41- villa resort set on the sugary-white-sand beach along the Riviera Maya. Surrounded by a lush jungle ambiance dotted with dense with ferns, palms and guava trees, it offers a luxurious retreat for guests 16 and...